Re: Charting Basal Temp through Peri
I started doing BBT and symptom charting a year ago on Fertility Friend, and I am thrilled to see someone else does it! I wanted to make sense of my symptoms, especially the weird bleeding/spotting which seems to happen after my period when I am going to have a long or anovulatory cycle. I have discovered that where other women just skip cycles, I seem to have a period that drags on with spotting during the prolonged cycles. 2-3 days before ovulation (whether that occurs at a normal interval or way late), my bleeding stops (and mucus appears)- so I believe it is because my estrogen may actually be low at this time so I don't "heal" the way I do in my normal cycles. My pattern seems to be to have a really long messy cycle that can go up to 66 days, then I could have months of normal periods with no spotting so long as I ovulate. Then crazy again. I try to reassure myself by using my charts to remind myself that this has happened before - but I can't wait to say good-bye to the unpredictable bleeding and the anxiety. Thanks for posting - my friends think I am an obsessive loon for tracking this stuff, but it helps me to feel less out of control. I'd love to share the journey.